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Offline jujyjuji

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Write to the Saudi embassies in support of Princesses Sahar, Maha, Hala, Jawaher and the human rights of all the Saudi women

Since a few months news have been spread worldwide on the very bad human rights conditions that four Saudi Princesses, daughers of the ex-wife of King Abdallah, are facing: detained since 13 years apparently for a family issue, probabily for being the uncomfortable daughters of the King's ex-wife, Princesses Sahar, Maha, Hala, and Jawaher have been denied all their rights of freedom of movement, freedom of choice and now, as they dared to protest online, they are being denied even food.

This forum post explains the situation: http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/saudi-arabia/456/saudi-princesses-held-captive-since-13-years-freethe4/30234/

We can read updates on their situation and calls for action to defend their rights via several twitter accounts:

@Freethe4, general account in their support: https://twitter.com/Freethe4
@AlanoudDAlfayez, the mother of the Saudi princesses asking for justice: https://twitter.com/AlanoudDAlfayez
@Art_Moqawama @Jawaher1776, two of the detained Princesses: https://twitter.com/Art_Moqawama , https://twitter.com/Jawaher1776

This case isn't the only one in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia still has a social system that often denies women every freedom of choice, letting the men chosing for them.
Women are still denied the possibility of driving, of moving where they want, etc. because of a terribly rigid social system where men and women in public must stay separated and, in private, basically men decide everything.
As we can see here in this case a father, the King od Saudi Arabia, has decided to detain his innocent daughters for years, forcing them to live in terrible psychological and now physical conditions, as they have been denied even food for more than 100 days after they protested online.
These four women only have interned even to communicate with their own mother.
Similar and worst situations are frequent in Saudi Arabia.
We need to speak out in support of all the Saudi women's rights, starting from this clear violation of them committed by the King himself on his own family.

Protests are often organized in front of the Saudi embassy in London, but for those who can't be there present, I suggest to start writing to the Saudi embassies of our own countries.

This is basically what I'm going to send to the Saudi embassy in my own country, I'm sharing it here as a possible model of what could be written:

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Date: XXX

The Honorable Mr. XXX
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia
Adress XXX of the Embassy

Dear Honorable Ambassador,

I’m XXX and I’m writing to  you concerning the four Saudi PrincessesSahar, Maha, Hala, and Jawaher , daughters of King Abdullah, and their
worrying human rights situation.

The four innocent Princesses have been detained now for 13 years, deprived of their freedom of movement and choice, and recently were even denied food.

The information i have access to shows that afterKing Abdullah and his ex-wife Alanoud Al Fayez, mother of the four Princesses, divorced, their four daughters were  sequestered and detained, and they have now been deprived of food  for around 100 days.
The only way the Princesses are able to contact their mother is via internet .
These  women  have done nothing wrong; they are innocent of any crime, now reduced to famine and unfair detention because it so happens they make their father King Abdullah feel uneasy.


This situation represents a severe human rights violation.
It is a serious physical and psychological abuse perpetrated against four innocent individuals.

This is the kind of unfair situation that many Saudi women are facing, because the Saudi system only allows men to decide what should happen to their daughters or wives.


So this case concerns every single Saudi woman.
Such living conditions aren’t humanly tolerable .

Saudi Arabia has the responsibility of defendingthe integrity and the rights of all its citizens and what is happening to these four Princesses and many other women is cruel and extremely disappointing.

We need to bring attention and concern for the many women who are facing similar or worse living conditions , mistreated for just being women and deprived of their freedoms.

I’m writing to you to ask Saudi Arabia to stop abusing the rights of Princesses Sahar, Maha, Hala, and Jawaher,  as well as any other woman/citizen's.
Princesses Sahar, Maha, Hala, Jawaher and all  Saudi women should be granted freedom and equal treatment, as  declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

I strongly ask for your attention and immediate help for Princesses Sahar, Maha, Hala, and Jawaher and every Saudi women facing the same sad conditions, and I hope this request will be seriously considered.

Sincerely,

XXX

The email adresses of the various Saudi embassies can be easily found online.


Source of the image: https://twitter.com/Jawaher1776/status/479884814028652544/photo/1

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Updates:

I've been suggested by some human rights activists that:

- the emails should be personalized and not all copied on the same model;
- the emails could be shorter as the Saudi Ambassadors already know the situation.

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@MarjorieFinlay @lenz_kimberly are human rights activists supporting the #FreeThe4 cause: 

@MarjorieFinlay 
@EPJas2 @lenz_kimberly Great idea writing to S Embassies but people should write their own letters.Not convincing if all based on same model
https://twitter.com/MarjorieFinlay/status/481869171660451840

@MarjorieFinlay 
@EPJas2 @lenz_kimberly @HannaBelaidi Shorter letters might even be more effective. S Embassies know the story already.
https://twitter.com/MarjorieFinlay/status/481870276767281152

I fully agree on the fact using one model only could look like a "copy and past" while instead @MarjorieFinlay is right suggesting to personalize each email to show our genuine interest for the situation and our own request of help/attention.


About the model posted before it's just an example, and it looks a bit long as I've also been strongly suggested to show full knowledge of the issue when talking to an authority. So I think it's important everybody shows we know what we are asking for and talking about.
 But I really agree that shorter emails would be more effective, specially if many persons will write to the embassies for the same reason.

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How to find the Saudi Embassies Contact info.:

Use this site to check for the Saudi Embassies in the various parts of the world: http://sa.embassyinformation.com/

Another method is: googling: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia + the name of our Country and we'll immediately find the site of the related embassy.
 
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These are some Saudi embassies contact info.:

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Albania: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy11770/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Algeria: http://www.embassy-saudi.com/algeria-algiers.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Australia: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/australia/pages/embassyid40933.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Brazil: http://embassy-finder.com/saudi-arabia_in_brasilia_brazil

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Belarus: http://www.embassy-saudi.com/belarus-minsk.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Belgium: http://saudi-arabia.visahq.com/embassy/belgium/

  Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Canada: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/americas/pages/embassyid40930.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, China: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/SaudiMissionsAbroad/SaudiEmbassiesAbroad/Asia/Pages/EmbassyID40942.aspx

 Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Denmark: http://www.embassy-saudi.com/denmark-copenhagen.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Egypt: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy11740/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Finland: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embbasyid118039.aspx
 
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, France: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embassyid40922.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Germany: http://embassy-finder.com/saudi-arabia_in_berlin_germany

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Iceland: http://www.embassy-saudi.com/iceland-reykjavik.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, India: http://embassies.mofa.gov.sa/sites/india/EN/ContactDiplomaticMission/Pages/ContactWithDiplomaticMission.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Iran:http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy11715/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Indonesia: http://www.embassy-saudi.com/indonesia-jakarta.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Ireland: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embassyid95247.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Italy: http://www.arabia-saudita.it/page.php?id=17

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Japan: http://www.saudiembassy.or.jp/En/ContUS/ContUS.htm

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Kazahstan: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/asia/pages/embassyid40945.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Luxembourg: http://embassyservice.be/pagina7.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Mexico: http://saudi-arabia.visahq.com/embassy/mexico/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Morocco: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/africa/pages/embassyid40900.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Norwey: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embbasyid118160.aspx
 
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/asia/pages/embassyid40876.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Poland: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embassyid40917.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Romania: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy130/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Russia: http://www.embassy-saudi.com/russia-moscow.html

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, South Africa: http://www.saudiembassy.co.za/contact.html

 Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Spain: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embassyid40905.aspx

 Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Sweden: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embassyid40920.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/africa/pages/embassyid40885.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Turkey: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/asia/pages/embassyid40938.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, U.K.: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/saudimissionsabroad/saudiembassiesabroad/europe/pages/embassyid40923.aspx

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Ukraine: http://saudi-arabia.visahq.com/embassy/ukraine/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, U.S.A.: http://www.saudiembassy.net/contact/

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan: http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy11734/

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Scriviamo alle ambasciate dell'Arabia Saudita in supporto delle Principesse Sahar, Maha, Hala, Jawaher e dei diritti umani delle donne saudite


Da alcuni mesi sono state diffuse in tutto il mondo notizie riguardanti le pessime condizioni di abuso dei diritti umani che quattro principesse saudite, figlie dell' ex moglie del re Abdallah, si trovano ad affrontare: detenute da 13 anni, a quanto pare per un problema familiare, probabilmente per essere le scomode figlie dell'ex moglie del re, alle Principesse Sahar, Maha, Hala e Jawaher sono stati negati tutti i diritti di libertà di circolazione, di libertà di scelta, e adesso che hanno osato protestare on-line, viene negato loro anche il cibo.

Questo post del forum spiega la situazione: http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/saudi-arabia/456/saudi-princesses-held-captive-since-13-years-freethe4/30234/

Possiamo leggere gli aggiornamenti sulla loro situazione e sugli interventi in difesa dei loro diritti attraverso diversi account Twitter:

@ Freethe4, account generale in loro sostegno: https://twitter.com/Freethe4
@ AlanoudDAlfayez, la madre delle Principesse che chiede giustizia per le proprie figlie: https://twitter.com/AlanoudDAlfayez
@ Art_Moqawama @Jawaher1776, due delle principesse detenute: https://twitter.com/Art_Moqawama, https://twitter.com/Jawaher1776

Questo caso non è l'unico in Arabia Saudita.
L'Arabia Saudita ha ancora un sistema sociale che spesso nega alle donne ogni libertà di scelta, lasciando che siano gli uomini a decidere sempre per loro.
Alle donne è ancora negata la possibilità di guidare, di muoversi dove vogliono, ecc. a causa di un sistema sociale terribilmente rigido nel quale uomini e donne nel pubblico devono restare separati e, in privato per lo più gli uomini decidono tutto.
Come possiamo notare in questo caso specifico un padre, il Re dell' Arabia Saudita, ha deciso di rinchiudere le proprie figlie innocenti per anni, costringendole a vivere in terribili condizioni psico-fisiche, ed ora che le Principesse hanno deciso di protestare online, è stato negato loro persino il cibo da oltre 100 giorni.
Queste quattro donne hanno a disposizione soltanto internet per comunicare con la propria madre.
Situazioni simili e peggiori sono assai frequenti in Arabia Saudita.
Dobbiamo esprimerci a sostegno di tutti i diritti delle donne saudite, a partire da questo evidente caso di violazione di tali diritti commessa dallo stesso Re sulla propria famiglia.

Varie proteste sono spesso organizzate davanti all'ambasciata saudita a Londra, ma per chi non può essere lì presente, suggerisco di iniziare a scrivere alle ambasciate saudite dei nostri paesi.

Questo è di base ciò che ho inviato all'ambasciata saudita italiana, e lo condivido qui come un possibile modello di ciò che potrebbe essere scritto.

Importante: dai suggerimenti emersi da parte di vari attivisti è emerso che:

- Email brevi sono più efficaci (la mia è lunga perché ho voluto dare perfettamente l'idea di che argomento stessi trattando);
- E' bene specificare con chiarezza il soggetto su cui ci stiamo esprimendo;
- E' utile personalizzare il messaggio e non fare semplicemente un "copia e incolla" per dimostrare realmente il nostro interesse.

Esempio:

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A: [email protected]

S.Eccellenza Ambasciatore Dr. Adil Mohammed SA Nofal,
Reale Ambasciata dell'Arabia Saudita,
Via G. B. Pergolesi, 9 - 00198 Roma

Egregio Ambasciatore Dr. Adil Mohammed SA Nofal,

sono XXX e le sto scrivendo in merito alla preoccupante situazione riguardante i diritti unami delle Principesse saudite Sahar, Maha, Hala e Jawaher, figlie di S.Maestà Re Abdullah, detenute da ormai tredici anni senza aver commesso alcun crimine, deprivate della propria libertà di movimento e di scelta, e recentemente persino del cibo.

In base alle informazioni di cui sono a conoscenza, dopo il divorzio da parte di Sua Maestà Re Abdullah e la propria ex-consorte Alanoud Al Fayez, madre delle Principesse, le loro quattro figlie sono state sequestrate e tenute sotto sorveglianza, ed ora è stata negata loro persino un'alimentazione da oltre cento giorni.

Queste persone sono innocenti, ma sono ridotte alla fame e ad un ingiusto trattamento perché probabilmente risultano persone scomode per il padre, Re Abdullah.

Questa situazione rappresenta una violazione dei diritti umani, un abuso psicologico e fisico.

Questo genere di ingiusta situazione non riguarda soltanto le Principesse, ma molte donne saudite.
Ciò accade a causa di un sistema sociale rigido che generalmente consente soltanto agli uomini di decidere che cosa possano/debbabo fare le proprie figlie o le proprie mogli.
Dunque questo caso riguarda in realtà ogni donna saudita.
Questo genere di condizioni di vita non è certo umanamente accettabile.

L'Arabia Saudita è in dovere di difendere l'integrità, il benessere ed i diritti di ogni suo cittadino o cittadina, e ciò che sta accadendo alle qui menzionate Principesse e a molte altre donne è veramente sconcertante e crudele.

Dovremmo dimostrare interesse ed attenzione con interventi concreti per le tante donne che stanno affrontando situazioni del genere o peggiori, soggette a maltrattamenti e deprivate delle proprie libertà per il semplice fatto di essere donne.

Scrivo per chiedere all'Arabia Saudita di porre fine agli abusi sui diritti delle Principesse Sahar, Maha, Hala e Jawaher, e di qualsiasi altra cittadina/cittadino del Paese.
Libertà e trattamento equo dovrebbero essere subito gatantite a Sahar, Maha, Hala, Jawaher e tutte le donne saudite, come stabilito dalla Dichiarazione Universale dei Diritti Umani: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Chiedo con decisione la sua attenzione ed aiuto immediato per Sahar, Maha, Hala, Jawaher ed ogni donna dell'Arabia Saudita che si trovi in situazioni simili.
Spero che questa richiesta di intervento a favore dei diritti umani venga considerata e la ringrazio sentitamente per la sua attenzione.

Cordiali saluti,

XXX

E' possibile trovare le varie ambasciate saudite nel mondo cercando su internet "Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia" o semplicemente utilizzando questo motore di ricerca: http://sa.embassyinformation.com/

I contatti dell'ambasciata d'Arabia Saudita in Italia si trovano pubblicati in questo sito: http://www.arabia-saudita.it/page.php?id=17
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